Children's Faith Opportunities

 

Children’s Faith Formation

Parish Religious Education Program (PREP)

PREP Schedule

PREP is religious education and spiritual formation for children not currently enrolled in Catholic school OR for any child and family seeking additional religious education and spiritual formation. The St. Gabriel PREP program is Scripture-based and is currently virtual due to Covid19.   

Participants: PreK through 8th Grade:

  •     PreK and Kindergarten meets from 8 – 8:30 AM Sunday mornings by Zoom
  •     Grades 1-7 meet from 8:45-9:45 AM Sunday mornings by Zoom
  •     Grade 8 meets from 7-8 PM Sunday Evenings by Zoom

Participation in PREP is required in order to receive 1st Reconciliation, 1st Communion, and Confirmation for children not enrolled in St. Gabriel School. The Confirmation PREP program is a 2 year program including both 7th and 8th grade. Similarly, children are expected to participate in both 1st and 2nd grade PREP to prepare for 1st Reconciliation and 1st Communion.
 
Registration for PREP is ongoing throughout the school year.  Registration for 2022 will open in July.

If you have questions or schedule conflicts please contact Mary Jane Choi in the Parish Office at mchoi@stgabriel.net or (502) 239-5481 X266.

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a Montessori-based approach to catechizing children in in Scripture and Liturgy through presentations and hands-on activities.  It fosters a very strong and loving relationship with Christ at a very young age, and growth in that relationship through the years.

Participants: Level 1 is for children 3-6 years old. 

Due to the hands-on nature of Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, the program is temporarily halted while we work on safety protocols.  In the interim, you can familiarize yourself with the approach and its effectiveness by reading the following program descriptions:

For more information please contact Mary Jane Choi at mchoi@stgabriel.net.

Kid’s Called to Serve (KCTS)

Kids Called to Serve invites children of the St. Gabriel parish in grades K-8 to come together  and do something to improve their community. We believe that these short, kid-friendly acts of kindness will foster a love of philanthropy, build friendships, and be FUN!

We host about 8 events per year at various locations.

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